How Crowns Restore Your Smile in Both Form and Function

Most people aren’t born with perfect teeth. Over time, teeth can develop stains, chips, cracks, and discoloration, making your smile less attractive, and impact your confidence too. Dental crowns are an easy and effective way to treat those problem teeth, restoring your smile and making you feel beautiful.

At Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, top dentist Dr. Robert Berger and his friendly and experienced staff provide a variety of high-quality dental services to help you and your family have healthy, gorgeous teeth. If you have problem teeth, make an appointment to see Dr. Berger so he can determine if crowns are right for you.

What is a crown?

A crown is like a small hat that fits over your existing tooth, covering up any cracks, chips, or discoloration. It can be made out of a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, and acrylic.  The crown is permanently bonded to your tooth, protecting and restoring it. Once installed, it will match your other teeth, looking and feeling like it’s always been there. 

How crowns are used

A crown is a highly versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can address a variety of dental issues, including: 

The crown can be made from a variety of materials. Dr. Berger uses porcelain crowns because they come in a variety of colors that can be matched to your existing teeth. If needed, he can use metal crowns that have porcelain fused to them, for extra strength. 

The crown installation

It typically takes two appointments to get your crown measured for and installed. During your first office visit, Dr. Berger meets with you and explains the crown procedure and allows you to ask questions about it. He then takes detailed imprints, or impressions, of your teeth to use to make the crowns.

Dr. Berger sends the impressions to a dental lab that constructs a custom crown to fit your tooth perfectly. A couple of weeks later, you return to our office to have your crown installed. Once Dr. Berger determines that the crown fits, he uses an adhesive to bond it to your tooth permanently.

It might take a few days for you to adjust, but soon you’ll barely notice the crown, as it will look and feel just like your other teeth. It will completely restore your smile, and no one else will be able to tell it’s not a natural tooth. The crown can last for a very long time if you practice proper oral care and get regular cleanings. 

If you’re interested in learning more about crowns or need other dental services, call Berger Family Dental to set up an appointment or use our convenient online booking tool today!

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